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Indiana Soccer Olympic Development Program Releases Information For High School Players

October 1, 2010 04:21 PM

Indiana Soccer is excited to announce an open evaluation period for all high school age players to join the Indiana Olympic Development Program State Pool in the 1996, 1995, and 1994 age groups for 2010-2011. State Pool Training is the highest level of advancement within Indiana and is by invitation only. State Pool Training focuses on the continuation of technical development as it applies to the tactical application of the game, problem solving, and speed of play in a higher and more challenging environment. The Indiana Olympic Development Program goals are to provide for the unfolding of ideas about the game of soccer, to provide the players confidence and ideas to solve problems the game presents them, and to provide opportunities for the gradual growth and advancement through challenging, creative, and positive training and playing environments. 
The Indiana Olympic Development Program would like to extend an invitation to all high school age players born in 1996, 1995, and 1994 to attend an open evaluation period for consideration to the State Pool in their respective age group. The open evaluation period will occur on the following two State Pool Training dates: Oct. 31 and Nov. 21, 2010 at Lawrence Park located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. The cost to participate in this evaluation period is a one-time fee of $40.00 which includes both training dates as well as a distinct numbered T-Shirt for each player for identification purposes. Players may attend one or both dates for consideration for the State Pool.
Participating players will participate in the State Pool training for their respective age group to be evaluated with and against the current State Pool players in each age group through training and playing. If a player is selected to be invited to join the State Pool following the evaluation period, the cost ($40.00) of the evaluation period will be deducted from the State Pool Fee for Phase 2. Phase 2 of the Indiana Olympic Development Program will run from October 31, 2010 through February, 2011. If invited to Phase 2, the player will be required to pay the remaining balance for Phase 2 ($80.00) as well as purchase a pool kit ($60.00) which includes a red numbered training uniform jersey, a long sleeved numbered training top, shorts, and socks. 
You can find more information about the Indiana Olympic Development Program by going to and click on the words State Pool under the ODP Tab. If interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please follow the instructions below:
(1) Before Oct. 23, 2010, you can register online by going to and clicking on the State Pool page under the ODP Tab. Find the High School Open Evaluation Period link and follow the instructions to register in the Open Evaluation Period and pay the registration fee of $40.00. 
(2) After Oct. 23, 2010, you can still register online by following the instructions above (section 1) but there will be no guarantee that you will receive the t-shirt size you desire. 
(3) Oct. 28, 2010 the pre-registration will be closed. If you desire to attend but do not register by Oct. 28th, we will also accept walk-ups on the date of evaluation but the registration fee will be $50.00 and there will be no guarantee that you will receive a numbered t-shirt.
(4) After registering for the Open Evaluation Period, you will then need to send the following information to Joy Carter via e-mail ( immediately: Full Name, Full Address (include city and zip), Primary E-mail (one that doesn’t change), Home Phone, Cell Phone (not the players but one for an emergency if needed), T-Shirt Size (adult small is the smallest), Short Size (adult small is the smallest), Date of Birth, Hometown Newspaper, and Players Preferred Position. This information is required and a player will not be considered completely registered until this information has been received in the State Office.
If you have any questions, you may contact Joy Carter, ODP Administrator ( or 800-347-4972 x107) or John Carter, Director of Indiana ODP ( or 765.247.4961).